1994 Topps

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This a list with brief descriptions of Topps trading card products for 1994. All cards listed are standard size (2½ × 3½ inches). Exceptions are noted.

Baseball[edit]

Base Set[edit]

The 1994 Topps set totals 792 cards and was issued in mini, mini jumbo, wax, rack, jumbo, or jumbo rack packs, and hobby or Baker's Dozen factory sets. Subsets include All-Stars, Stat Twins, Draft Picks, Prospects, and Checklist cards. Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.

Traded Set[edit]

The Traded set has 132 cards and was issued as a factory set which included eight Finest Inserts for a total of 140 cards. The cards are identical in appearance to the base set except for the T suffix in the numbering. This set features traded players, draft choices and rookie cards. Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.

Black Gold[edit]

This set totals 44 cards and was available as a pack or factory set insert or by using redemption cards. The fronts feature a player action photo with gold foil player and team names. Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.

Traded Finest Inserts[edit]

This set has 8 total cards and was issued in the Traded Factory Set. The cards have a purple chrome background. The players in the set are the top performers through the Month of July of the '94 season. Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.

Superstar Samplers[edit]

This set features 3 versions of 45 players for a total 135 cards and was available as inserts in Bakers Dozen Factory sets. The three versions include Bowman, Finest, and Stadium Club cards of each player. Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.

1995 Topps Pre-Production[edit]

This nine card set was issued in 1994 Topps Baker's Dozen Factory sets and resemble the 1995 Topps base cards. The difference being that the words Pre-Production Sample are placed over the statistics for the 1994 Major League Baseball season. Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.

Archives 1954[edit]

The 1994 Archives set issued in 12-card packs is a reprint of the original 1954 Topps set. Included are 248 cards from the original set with the exception of cards 1 and 250 both of which are Ted Williams. There are also eight specially created prospect cards. Original size: 2 58 × 3 34 in.

Bowman[edit]

  • The 1994 Bowman set has 682 cards and was issued in plastic and jumbo packs. The cards feature the player's name in gold foil along with a gold foil stripe along the left and bottom as well as around the Bowman logo. This set includes a foil subset of top young stars and prospects. Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • Bowman Previews is a 10-card set that was issued in 1994 Stadium Club 2nd series packs. These cards are identical to the regular issue except for multi-colored foil on the fronts. Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • Bowman's Best has 200 cards consisting of 90 veterans, 90 rookie and prospects, and 20 mirror image cards. Subsets featured are Super Vet, Super Rookie, and Blue Chip. Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.

Finest[edit]

  • The 1994 Finest set totals 440 cards and was issued in packs. The cards are glossy and have green and gold borders with a Finest Moment note on the back. The set includes three special design subsets one each for top 1993 rookies, top 1994 rookies and top veterans. Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • Finest Pre-Production cards were issued in Topps 2nd series packs. The set contains 40 cards with the words Pre-Production on the back being the only difference from the regular issue. Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • Finest Bronze are 3 cards that were included in the purchase of a 1994 Topps Stadium Club Members Only set. The cards have Finest technology with multi-colored fronts laminated to a bronze base by a heavy lucite overlay while the backs are engraved in black on bronze. Size: 2 34 × 3 34 in.

Stadium Club[edit]

  • The 1994 Stadium Club set totals 720 cards and was issued in foil and jumbo packs in 3 series of 270, 270, and 180 cards respectively. Subsets include Home Run Club, Tale of Two Players, Division Leaders, and Quick Starts among others. Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • Dugout Dirt is a 12-card insert set featuring cartoon art on the backs. Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • Stadium Club Finest is a 10 card insert set of metallic cards with red and yellow backgrounds. Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • Super Teams is a 28-card insert set. There was one card for each team and could also be redeemed for prizes if the team won the division, league, or World Series. Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • Members Only is a 50 card factory set issued to Stadium Club members. Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • Stadium Club Team is a 360 card set featuring 30 players from 12 teams. Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • Team Finest is a 12 cards insert set featuring one player from the 12 teams in the Stadium Club Team set. Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • Draft Picks is a 90 card set featuring players selected in the MLB draft in June 1994. Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.

Parallel Sets[edit]

  • In 1994 Topps issued an identical 792 card set called Topps Gold which featured gold foil stamped player names and Topps logos on the respective cards. They were available as inserts in packs. The checklist cards were replaced with player cards.
  • In 1994 Topps issued a Spanish set which is a bilingual version of the Base set. It was issued as a Factory set which included 10 Topps Legends cards of retired Latin players.
  • Finest issued a Refractors set available as an insert in packs limited to of 500 cards produced per player.
  • Finest Jumbos is an 80 card reproduction set of the special design subset cards. Size: 3.5 × 5 in.
  • Stadium Club First Day Issue issued as pack inserts.
  • Stadium Club Members Only issued as a factory set and includes parallels of the insert sets as well.
  • Stadium Club Golden Rainbow issued as pack inserts.
  • Stadium Club Finest Jumbos issued for retail repacks. Size: 5 × 7 in.
  • Stadium Club Team First Day Issue found as inserts in various packs.
  • Stadium Club Draft Picks First Day Issue found 4 per box.
  • Archives 1954 Gold inserted in 1994 Topps Archives packs.
  • Bowman's Best Refractors inserted in packs at a rate of 1:9.

Promotional Sets[edit]

These are sets produced by Topps for special events.

  • FanFest Clemente this set included a special issue 1954 Topps Archives card available at '94 All-Star FanFest in Pittsburgh. Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.

Football[edit]

Topps[edit]

  • Base set 660 cards + 9 card promo sheet Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • All-Pros 25 cards inserted in packs at a rate of 1:36 Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • 1000/3000 32 cards inserted in packs at a rate of 1:36 Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • Archives 1956 (120) reprint set Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • Archives 1957 (154) reprint set Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.

Bowman[edit]

This set contains 390 cards issued in 12-card foil packs. There is a 30 card foil subset of rookies and two checklist cards. The cards have borderless glossy full-color action photos with gold-foil stamped yard markers along the bottom below the player's name and Bowman logo. Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.

Finest[edit]

This set contains 220 cards and was issued in six card packs. The chromium technology used for these cards give them a glossy metallic look on the front. The fronts also have a color player action photo that extends out of a football shaped frame. The horizontal backs have biographical information, statistics, and a summary of the player's finest moment. Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.

  • Finest Refractors (220) Parallel set inserted 1:9 packs
  • Rookie Jumbos (37) Parallel to base set rookies 1:Box Size: 4.5 × 6 in.

NFL Back-to-School[edit]

Topps produced one card in this 11-card redemption set. Cards were available by mail-in offer of 20 NFL licensed product wrappers by November 30, 1994. Each brand produced one card in the set. The Topps card in this set is #9 Jerry Rice.

Stadium Club[edit]

  • Base set 630 cards Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • Bowman's Best 45 cards inserted in packs at a rate of 1:3 Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • Dynasty and Destiny 6 cards inserted in packs at a rate of 1:24 Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • Expansion Team Redemption 51 cards-7 insert + 44 redemption Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • Ring Leaders 12 cards inserted in packs at a rate of 1:24 Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • Super Teams (28) insert set Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.

Parallel sets[edit]

  • Topps Special Effects 660 cards + 3 card promo sheet insert set
  • Archives 1956 Gold (120) insert set
  • Archives 1957 Gold (154) insert set
  • Finest Refractors 220 cards inserted 1:9 packs
  • Finest Rookie Jumbos 37 cards inserted 1 per box Size: 4 14 × 6 in.
  • Stadium Club First Day 630 cards inserted 1:12 packs
  • Stadium Club Bowman's Best Refractors 45 cards inserted 1:12 packs
  • Stadium Club Super Bowl XXIX (540) redemption set
  • Stadium Club Frequent Scorers Upgrade (10) redemption set
  • Stadium Club Super Teams Division Winners (66) redemption set
  • Stadium Club Super Teams Master Photos (22) redemption set Size: 5 × 7 in.
  • Stadium Club Super Teams Super Bowl (541) redemption set
  • Stadium Club Members Only (722)
  • Stadium Club Members Only 50 (50)

Basketball[edit]

Topps[edit]

  • Base set (396) Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • Franchise/Futures (20) insert set Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • Own the Game (50) insert set Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • Own the Game Redemption (10) redemption set Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • Super Sophomores (10) insert set Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • Warriors Safeway (12) promotional set Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.

Embossed[edit]

The premier of this product had 121 cards and was issued in six card packs. The cards feature embossed color photos on front and back. The fronts are framed with a textured border while the backs have a biographical data, stats, and a 'Did You Know' section. The set has a 20-card silver foil Draft Picks subset and a 5-card Houston Rockets NBA champion subset. Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.

Finest[edit]

  • Base set (331) Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • Cornerstone (15) insert set Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • Iron Men (10) insert set Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • Lottery Prize (22) insert set Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • Marathon Men (20) insert set Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • Rack Pack (7) insert set Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.

Stadium Club[edit]

  • Base set (362) Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • Beam Team (27) insert set Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • Beam Team Laser Show Sheets Size: 9.5 × 12.5 in.
  • Clear Cut (27) insert set Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • Dynasty and Destiny (20) insert set Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • Rising Stars (12) insert set Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • Super Skills (25) insert set Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • Super Teams (27) insert set Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • Team of the Future (10) Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • Stadium Club Members Only 50 (50) redemption set Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.

Parallel sets[edit]

  • Topps Spectralight (396) insert set
  • Embossed Golden Idols (121) insert set
  • Finest Refractors (331) insert set
  • Finest Cornerstone Refractors (15) test issue
  • Finest Lottery Prize Refractors (22) test issue
  • Finest Rack Pack Refractors (7) test issue
  • Stadium Club First Day Issue (362) insert set
  • Stadium Club Super Teams Division Winners (44) redemption set
  • Stadium Club Super Teams Master Photos (22) redemption set Size: 5 × 7 in.
  • Stadium Club Super Teams NBA Finals (363) redemption set
  • Stadium Club Members Only (509) redemption set includes base and insert sets

Ice hockey[edit]

Topps[edit]

  • Premier (550) Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • Finest Inserts (23) Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • The Go To Guy (15) Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • Topps Finest Bronze (22) Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.

Finest[edit]

  • Base set (165) Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • Finest Bowman's Best (45) Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • Division's Finest Clear Cut (20) Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • Ring Leaders (20) Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.

Stadium Club[edit]

  • Base set (270) Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • Members Only (50) Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • Dynasty and Destiny (5) Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • Finest Inserts (9) Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • Super Teams (26) Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.

Parallel Sets[edit]

  • Topps Premier Special Effects - checklists are replaced with player cards.
  • Finest Super Team Winners
  • Finest Refractors
  • Stadium Club Members Only Master Set
  • Stadium Club First Day Issue
  • Dynasty and Destiny Members Only
  • Stadium Club Finest Inserts Members Only
  • Super Teams Winners - (Division, Conference, or Stanley Cup winning teams)

Non-sport[edit]

Batman Animated Series 2 (90) Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
Betty Page Illustrated (1) Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
Comic's Greatest World (100) Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
Flintstones (99) Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
Mars Attacks! Archives (99) Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
Ren & Stimpy (100) Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
The Shadow (100) Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
Star Wars Galaxy 2 (135) Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
Star Wars Widevision (120) Size: 4 58 × 2 12 in.

Sources[edit]

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